Creation Museum CEO and President Ken Ham said in a recent interview with evangelist Ray Comfort that a person's belief about the origins of mankind informs their entire worldview, and argued that evolutionists fear giving creationism exposure.
"Well, what you believe about who you are, where you came from, affects your whole worldview," Ham said in a video interview with Comfort's Living Waters ministry, as he discussed why people's thoughts on the origins of mankind matters.
The interview was a preview to Ham's upcoming debate with Bill Nye "The Science Guy." The Feb. 4 debate with Nye is set to take place at The Creation Museum in Kentucky and will tackle the question: "Is creation a viable model of origins in today's modern scientific world?"
Some entities, like The Richard Dawkins Foundation, have criticized the debate by arguing that it only gives credibility to creationism – the belief that the universe and everything in it was divinely created, as recorded in the Bible – and criticized Nye for taking part in it.
An RDF article earlier this month argued that evolution is "backed by mountains of evidence, peer-reviewed papers you could stack to the moon and an incredible scientific community consensus" and added that creationism "is a debunked mythology that is based solely in faith. It has zero peer-reviewed papers to back up its claims, it has absolutely no scientific consensus and is not even considered science due to the fact it cannot be tested."
When asked about such criticism, Ham said in the interview with Comfort that evolutionists argue that scientists cannot be creationists, and that creationists hold an irrational view. Both claims, he said, are incorrect.
"First of all, notice the way they misrepresent the situation all the time. Right there they are saying if you are a creationist, you can't be a scientist. That's how they indoctrinate children. It's science vs. the Bible, it's science vs. creationists," Ham said.
"When they say 'that will give us a platform' – that's what they don't want. There's been an incredible censorship in America and throughout the world, but particularly in America where students aren't even allowed to critically think about evolution, the issue of origins, they are not allowed to hear other points of view, they are taught incorrectly about science and taught that evolution is fact," he continued.
The Creation Museum CEO wonders what evolutionists are "so afraid of," if they hold the opinion that creationists are so obviously wrong.
"Why would they be afraid for people to hear what we have to say? What would it matter?" he asked.
Ham added that although the focus point of the debate will be on the origins of the human race, the challenge will be to use the speaking time to also proclaim the Gospel and the story of Jesus Christ.
People can watch the upcoming Ham vs. Nye debate via live stream on the Internet. DVDs of the program will also be made available.